Portland Seminary

Purpose Statement

Portland Seminary exists to develop leaders and scholars to have a transformative and prophetic influence for Jesus Christ in the church and the world. We pursue this purpose by integrating spiritual formation, history, theology, and biblical and pastoral studies, in a multicultural and ecologically-sensitive environment.

Mission Statement

Portland Seminary is Christ-centered, broadly-evangelical, and committed to equipping women and men holistically for local and global service.

Seminary Heritage

Portland Seminary began in 1947 as the Western School of Evangelical Religion. In 1951, it became Western Evangelical Seminary. The original campus was on the Evangelical Church conference grounds at Jennings Lodge, east of Portland. In 1993, the seminary moved to a new centrally located and more easily accessible campus near Interstate 5 and highways 99W and 217. In 1996, it merged with George Fox College to form George Fox University, and changed its name on January 1, 2000, to George Fox Evangelical Seminary. In January 2017 the seminary became Portland Seminary in an effort to strengthen the seminary's regional presence and national outreach. The seminary is located at the university's Portland Center.

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